Sunday, August 8, 2010

Poetry Train Monday - 164 - I Love Your Desire


So far, so good with The 3:15 Experiment.

The 3:15 Experiment? What's that, again?

Starting on the night of July 31/Aug. 1, set your alarm for 3:15 am, wake up, write a poem in the midst of your sleepiness and go back to sleep. Repeat each night for the month of August.

I haven't set my alarm at all for this event. I seem to wake up naturally at about that time anyway. Likely the originators of the event realized that people's sleep cycles do these things and set the wake-up time to coincide with it.

For today's Poetry Train, here is my eighth middle-of-the-night poem, in its raw stage, as written at 3:00 this morning.














I Love Your Desire


"What time is it?"
I ask
Returning from the bathroom
"Quarter to three"
My husband answers
Kissing me
"Time to write
A sexy poem"

- Julia Smith, 2010

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For more information on The 3:15 Experiment, visit Danika Dinsmore and Gwendolyn Alley and they'll fill you in on all the details.

8 comments:

Stan Ski said...

8.45 here - just got up - what day is it..?
All the best with this challenge.

Naquillity said...

good morning. this one is really nice. made me smile. have a great day.

Nessa said...

This is an interesting concept. I might be able to manage one or two although I do wake up quite often each night so I may as well put it to some good use.

I like what you came up with.

danika dinsmore said...

LOL!

How come none of my 3:15 poems are sexy? :-)

re: "Likely the originators of the event realized that people's sleep cycles do these things and set the wake-up time to coincide with it."

Actually, Bernadette (Mayer) and I simply asked each other "what's the middle of the night?" and we figured, for the average person, 3:15 AM was it.

We found out much later that a vast amount of people wake up around (or even exactly) at that time.

Julia Smith said...

Danika - Your logic is solid for the middle-of-the-night thing, and how cool that it ended up coinciding with sleep cycles!

gautami tripathy said...

So did you write that sexy poem?!

half-way through

Travis Cody said...

When do we get to see the sexy poem? Or is that one "eyes only"?

Julia Smith said...

Gautami and Travis - Stay tuned...